Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin, to give it it’s full name, was the second on my list to watch from 2010’s summer season.

It’s pretty much what it says on the tin really, I am however lazy so here is what WIKIIII says

“The story revolves around Maya, the daughter of the former Headmaster of a private Japanese academy dedicated to the study of the occult who died in 1999, and a time traveling agent Uchida, a mysterious young man who travels back in time from 2012.”

Personally, I thought she was kinda hawt…maybe the black and white does it for me 0_0

OK so for content, not too shabby, not to shabby at all. The crawling possessed girl kinda freaked me out (baring in mind Scary Movie 4 made me wet myself), AND AND AND, some people have complained about how Maya hates the occult (while knowing tons about it), as her Dad neglected her for it, saying it’s really clichéd…which-yeah yeah I suppose it is. HOWEVER, I really liked the scene where they meet, and the situation is kinda explained (I don’t wanna spoil it all), but his angry reaction was done really well I thought.

The plot does have a deeper element to it though, the beginning of the episode shows people (presumably in the future) running from scary spirits, and talking of “last hopes”. And then, as seen above, at the end of the episode we see a naked guy-OH-sorry. He’s wearing swimming goggles…and he floats down in a ray of sun. A blog I read recently described it as rather Eden of the East-y, covering up his johnny ^^ And yeah, Maya looks amusingly shocked ^_^ Another hint was at the Academy admin. not being quite as they seem….

Soooo, I will be looking out for the second episode, and if you’re into the occult genre-I think you should too. It didn’t have enough SHAZAM to bring in people from outside the genre though (IMO), but maybe give it a try because the characters at least seem interesting.

Hell. I just wanna see more of Maya-thigh-high-black-socks kick ass with a chair again. Oh. Yeah.